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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Sunsetting support for Java 7
Date Sun, 06 Sep 2015 16:07:36 GMT
+1 (non-binding)

Gary

On Sat, Sep 5, 2015 at 8:02 AM, Richard Hillegas <rhillegas@comcast.net>
wrote:

> Please vote on the following proposed policy for supported platforms. The
> polls close at 5:00 pm San Francisco time on Saturday September 12.
>
> A) The 10.12 release notes will tell users that 10.12 is the last release
> which supports Java 7. Note that we have already agreed to sunset support
> for Java 6.
>
> B) The 10.13 release will support Java 9 and 8 as well as Java 8 compact
> profile 2. After releasing 10.12, the development trunk will no longer
> support Java 7.
>
> C) We expect that maintenance releases on a branch will continue to
> support the same Java versions as the initial feature release cut from that
> branch. We will document this on the wiki.
>
> Adopting this policy would result in the following changes to the 10.13
> trunk:
>
> I) Removing build support for Java 7.
>
> II) Purging user doc references to Java 7.
>
> We do not anticipate that this policy will require any changes to user
> code.
>
>


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